land of rest

Land of Rest is a blog of Peter Jenks. Poems, quotes and photos are by Peter Jenks (unless otherwise noted or I miss noting an older post's photo) and are copyrighted, you are free to use these if you acknowledge their source.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Confession




O God, in whom we live and move and have our being,
We beseech you to hear us and make us whole again. 
In the midst of our everyday life it is easy to forget your mercy,
your grandeur and your love.
Controversies and old wounds can haunt our lives
and keep us from celebrating this life with a grateful heart.
The familiar sights and people around us are easy to overlook,
and in so doing we miss angels and miracles.
Holy God, lead us again into the awareness of your peace,
Forgive us for selfish attitudes, for our reluctance to spend time with you,
and for our indifference and apathy in matters of deep concern to you.
Forgive us again, and in so doing strengthen us
to forgive again those who have hurt and harmed us.
Have mercy on us, so that we might have mercy on those in our lives.
Renew us with your healing touch.   AMEN.

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